Divine Providence School
October 29, 2020 Home and School Connection
Halloween at Divine Providence!
Students may be in costume, with the following regulations:
1. Solid color face masks are to be worn as usual- halloween themed face masks are acceptable.
2. They may wear a costume mask OVER their regular mask in the afternoon
3. Must be able to sit in their costume all day
4. Students must be able to use the bathroom - on their own- all day
5. No weapons or anything that can hurt another person
6. May wear makeup as part of their costume to school but may not reapply make up at school
During the day we will have "DEAD" time!
Students will hear Halloween music throughout the day for everyone to stop what they are doing and DANCE!
We will have the parade in the afternoon We will stay with groups on opposite sides of the building. Parade will begin at 12:45. Students will KEEP MASKS ON and maintain social distancing. 8th grade will judge the parade. **Per the Archdiocese, parents are not allowed to view the parade. The only exception is if parents park on the street on Mayfair and stay in their cars.
If the weather is bad, the parade will be canceled. Each classroom teacher has planned an afternoon of activities for our students.
Please remember to stay safe trick or treating- wear a mask! Stay at least 6' apart!
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BISHOP JOHN MANZ TO THE PARISHIONERS OF MARY, MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE
I am writing to let you know that your pastor, Fr. Marcin Szczypula will be away from the parish for a few weeks to attend to some personal health issues. It is important to note that his health issues are not related to allegations of sexual abuse. He has never been so accused. Neither are they related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cardinal Cupich will name a Parish Administrator to serve in Fr. Szczypula’s absence as soon as possible. The Administrator will provide pastoral support to the people of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish and will be a seasoned hand in managing the parish office. Your liturgy schedule will remain in place for the foreseeable future and we will communicate new information as it becomes available.
Please join me in praying for Fr. Szczypula as he takes time to heal and for all who are suffering at this time.
Yours in Christ, Bishop John Manz
From Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools
Nominate a school hero!
We love our Catholic school employees. Teachers, principals and staff have worked tirelessly over the summer and this school year to bring quality in-person and remote learning to families during this unprecedented time.
To recognize the fantastic work our Catholic schools are doing, the Office of Catholic Schools is excited to announce the #SchoolHero program that will highlight the educators and staff who have gone above to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.
To complete this nomination form, you will need your nominee’s name, name of the school, professional title (if a teacher, the grade they teach) and why you’re nominating them for the #SuperHero program.
Please fill out the nomination here. We are seeking nominations from within our Catholic school communities - families, students, parishioners, alumni and school staff.
Nominate your #SchoolHero. We are very thankful for your participation in recognizing that our Catholic schools' employees are heroes.
Change in Music Teacher
Next week, we welcome Mr. Michael Hawes as our new music teacher. Mr. Hawes is a Music Director at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish in Chicago. He has Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music from Northwestern University. We are excited to have Mr. Hawes on our staff! With Mr. Hawes arrival, we have had to slightly change our schedule, again. Please look below at the change in gym days. Only a few grades have changed.
UPDATED! Gym day change for grades 1-8
1st Grade TUESDAY and THURSDAY
2nd Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
3rd Grade TUESDAY and THURSDAY
4th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
5th Grade TUESDAY and THURSDAY
6th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
7th Grade TUESDAY and THURSDAY
8th Grade MONDAY and THURSDAY
Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten will continue to have P.E. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
IMPORTANT - If anyone in your family tests for COVID-19
The reality is that children may be positive with the slightest of symptoms. Always keep our school in your communication.
Please take this short survey about technology devices available to your child at home
Exiting the car
Early dismissal dates:
The Office of Catholic Schools’ Infection Protocol Guide details the steps required of school administrators
Updated October 9, 2020 Click here for more information about area Catholic High Schools
Just as a reminder: Any Virtual students wishing to come back into the physical classroom must give us a 2 week notice of the move.
If your child is in the school building and would like to move to the virtual school, please let Mrs. Heil know and they may start immediately. Please refer to the above, that once that move is made, they must attend the virtual school for at least 2 weeks.
Any student that is home sick or awaiting test results for themself or a sibling and NOT enrolled in the virtual school may have access to the Zooms classes, but they are still considered absent.
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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196
All Fall Sports have been canceled/ winter is still pending
Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021
Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2020-2021